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Magic Eight Ball and Kris Rodgers

Magic Eight Ball “Last Of The Old Romantics” It’s been a while, but Baz Francis returns with Magic Eight Ball’s sophomore album. Baz was a big fan of British actor Rik Mayall (The Young Ones) and he starts the first track with a light poem that slowly rises to a dramatic speech right before the […]

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Dwight Twilley and Ward White

Dwight Twilley “Always” Twilley’s first album since the loss of long-time guitarist Bill Pitcock IV wasn’t easy, but he’s soldiered on for a fan base that is energized every time he takes the stage. He continues the thick production style of 2011’s Soundtrack and his nod to the fans starts off with the title track, a […]

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The Rip Off Artists and Mothboxer

The Rip Off Artists “The Intercontinental” Nick Pipitone and Peter Batchelder (The Rip Off Artists) are the same band that brought you Esque a few years ago. The Intercontinental tells the tales of a variety of characters from creative fields all failing: An Artist, an Actor, Tennis Instructor, Photographer, etc. We start with “Commuter’s Blues,” […]

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Balduin and Flake

Balduin “All in A Dream” Balduin is a bit of a mystery man from Switzerland,  but for lovers of retro pop this is one of the best recreations of psychedelic music I’ve heard. Heavily influenced by British pop of the late 60’s, Balduin performs these songs on a plethora of period instruments (sitar, mellotron, harpsichord, […]

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Freebie Fridays (early): Myracle Brah, Ballard, Doc Vinegar and The Legendary Losers

Normally I’d close out the week with some great new free music, but the bounty of awesomeness was too good for me to wait til Friday… Myracle Brah Baltimore’s Myracle Brah is an one of the best loved American power pop bands, lead by singer-songwriter Andy Bopp (Love Nut). It’s been a while (since he’s […]

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